There are still plenty local accommodation options:
Fritz & Betty’s Hostel: Kilcommon Lodge, Pullathomas (+353) (0)97 846 21 firstname.lastname@example.org
There are also a number of locals who have offered to host visitors/ have a place to pitch a tent but it may not always be possible to arrange this.
If you don’t know people well enough here to arrange you’re own stay with them, email email@example.com in advance of your visit to see if we can organise a place to stay. The set up would obviously be different to the camp house – please remember that this would be someones home and it’s a really busy time of year with farming so be independent. You can easily hitch lifts to Belmullet to buy food and although its packed away now, some of the resources of the camp would be available. It would be important to offer to help out with any jobs in-exchange for your stay if it can be arranged.
Here you can find camp on google maps (sorry about using google)
Hitching: You will find general information on hitching out of Dublin on Hitchwiki, generally you’re best off getting to Ballina in the first place. From Ballina it’s easier to get a lift on the N59 from Ballina to Belmullet, but the scenic coast road ( ‘Killala’ then ‘Pollathomas’) is much nicer. Many of us find hitching to camp from Dublin takes about 6 hours, from Galway about 3 hours.
By bike or car: From Ballina (50km): Take the N59, the road going to Belmullet. The first town you meet is Crossmolina. Continue on the N59, travelling in the direction of the village of Bangor Erris. Go through Bangor Erris until you see the Marian grotto at the Y-juncton. (On your left is Srahmore, this is the site Shell use to dump the peat during construction work.) Turn right at the grotto and go up the ‘oil road’ (because it was widened for Shell). At the end of this road you come to a T-junction, turn right (direction Ballycastle) and you’re on the Ballinaboy road, where the refinery is. Take the first left, just before coillte forest, this takes you past Gate 2 of refinery site. After a few kms you come to a junction where you turn left. If you want to go to the camp house, keep going. Drive straight through Pollathomas village. The Kilcommon Lodge hostel is on your left before the graveyard & McGraths B&B is just after it on the left hand side aswell.
The Coast Route has amazing views and is roughly the same distance but the head wind is strong on bad days! Take the R314 north out of Ballina in the direction of Killala, after Killala you come to the village of Ballycastle and then the hamlet of Belderg. You then go through the village of Glenamoy, you pass the right turn for Rossport and continue till you see a right turn for ‘Poll a tSomais’ (Pollathomas).
How to get from Britain to the camp:
1. Just go to any train station & ask for a rail and sail ticket. Fares start at £26, no need to book in advance.http://www.stenaline.
It might be possible to offer you accommodation in Dublin-contact the camp.
2. Dublin to Ballina http://www.buseireann.